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Medal: Ippolita Gonzaga

Artist:
Leone Leoni (Italian, Menaggio ca. 1509–1590 Milan)
Date:
model 1551 (possibly cast 19th century)
Medium:
Bronze (Copper alloy with worn, dark brown patina)
Dimensions:
Diam. 6.6 cm, wt. 75.96 g.
Classification:
Medals
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.1278
Not on view
On the obverse is a portrait of Ippolita Gonzaga of Mantua (1535 –
1563), wife of Antonio Gonzaga. On the reverse is
Diana, blowing a conch shell and holding a large arrow.
She is accompanied by two of her dogs. Behind her is
Pluto, abducting Proserpina with Cerberus at his feet.
This late aftercast may be from the nineteenth century.
Inscription: Inscribed on the obverse:
HIPPOLYTA· GONZAGA· FERDINANDI· FIL[ia]·
AN[no]· XV[i] and LEΩN APETINO; inscribed on the
reverse: PAR· UBIQ[ue]· POTESTAS·
Bronson Winthrop, New York; Winthrop sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 20 January 1945, lot 271, including No. 118 (1975.1.1321). Acquired by Robert Lehman from the Winthrop sale.
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